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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 3
Average Mileage:
42,160 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Chevrolet Avalanche brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #11

Sep 092004

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The driver's seat would move while driving at any speed. When applying normal braking consumer can hear a popping noise. The truck would jerk a litte and continue on before stopping. Also, when applying the brake at a sudden stop wheels would lock up. The dealer was notified.

- New Milford, CT, USA

problem #10

Dec 132004

Avalanche

  • 72,000 miles
When braking at any speed there would be intermittent extended stopping distance. The brake pedal went to the floor. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Denton, TX, USA

problem #9

Oct 152004

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,067 miles
While driving on wet pavement at approximately 25 mph, I attempted to slow my vehicle as I approached an area of flowing water. I applied the brakes as I normally would. The vehicle did not slow up, instead, the back end began to break loose and spin around. The vehicle spun around twice and came to rest against a utility pole. The ABS brakes obvoiusly did not perform as they should have. Instead of slowing the vehicle, they caused the vehicle to go into the uncontrollable spinout.

- Dallas, PA, USA

problem #8

May 122003

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Traveling at 65 mph passing another car switched land and rearend went out. Did 360 degree and hit the side on high way. Air bag did not deploy. It did $9000 in damage to the front end. Steering feels like its hitting another metal dealer has to grease the steering shaft every 25,000 miles factory defect but I have to pay for it after warranty ran out. Applying brake when making a turn if truck goes over a road hole or bump in the road anti-lock brake does not work and loose control of the truck. Suspension is not good.

- Ringgold, GA, USA

problem #7

Aug 152003

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
Front brakes rattle when going over pot holes and speed bumps at any speed. Rattle goes away when applying the brakes. 2 dealers stated that only oem Chevrolet pads can be used when doing a break job on the front/rear brakes. Shop that did 2 brake jobs in 48000 miles stated that front and rear brake wear was "unusualy high" for manufacturer parts and installed aftermarket "lifetime" brakes. While the shop (thankfully) will retighten the breaks at no cost as needed, I think this is not a good answer to the prpblem.

- Lafitte, LA, USA

problem #6

Apr 072003

Avalanche

  • miles
When the brakes were applied it sounded like "crushing glass" and the vehicle exhibited a delayed response which caused the vehicle to slide into an intersection. The vehicle has been to the dealer five times in regards to the ABS light.

- Deland, FL, USA

problem #5

Mar 312003

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,470 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2nd time ABS failed, the pedal hit the floor while braking which caused an accident. The first time was August 2002 and the last one was March 31st 2003. Each time damage was extensive and the dealer found nothing wrong with the ABS

- Cedar Hill, TX, USA

problem #4

Mar 142003

Avalanche

  • miles
While driving at 20 mph the vehicles brakes failed failed which resulted in a vehicle rollover. The vehicle rolled over three times. The dealer was notified.

- Richmond, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 102001

Avalanche 4WD

  • miles
Consumer stated the ABS failed, the pedal hit the floor while braking which caused an accident.

- Vernon, CT, USA

problem #2

Oct 102001

Avalanche 4WD

  • miles
Consumer stated the ABS failed, the pedal hit the floor while braking which caused an accident.

- Vernon, CT, USA

problem #1

Dec 072001

Avalanche 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 40 mph on wet pavement, consumer applied the brakes and ABS failed to activate which resulted in vehicle rolling over.. consumer stated as soon as he applied the brakes, the wheels locked up and the back of the vehicle broke loose from the road and spun 90 degrees to the left, vehicle skidded off the left side of the road and through a fence, vehicle then rolled into a ditch, consumer also added that the front and side airbags failed to deploy.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

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